Vanilla Essence

Description Vanilla essence is made from vanilla beans that have been steeped in alcohol. Vanilla essence comes in two forms – real seedpod extract and Synthetic essence.   Usage Vanilla essence should be added to cooked mixtures after they have been briefly cooled so the flavor does not dissipate. IT matches well with apples, apricots,...
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Vanilla Beans

Description Vanilla bean is a spice or flavouring which is obtained from orchids. It is native to Mexico and Central America. It is the second most expensive commodity in the world after saffron. The vanilla pod is a thin, long and dark. It looks like dried, dark bean. Most of the flavour comes from the...
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Vaal

Description Vaal are also called Butter beans because of their starchy, buttery consistency. These are a popular cook staple not only in India but in several other parts of the world like China, Mexico and the Middle East. They can vary in shape and size, depending on where they are grown. They are either used...
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Turmeric Powder

Description Turmeric powder, a bright yellow spice powder is made from dry Turmeric Rhizomes. It is commonly known as haldi. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance. Usage It imparts musky flavor and yellow color to curries. Almost all Indian vegetable dishes use turmeric either as separate spice or in...
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Truffle

Description Truffles are a subterranean mushroom and best known for their use in French and Italian cuisine. Considered to be quite a delicacy they are usually used sparingly because they are extremely rare and expensive. They infuse flavour into whatever is around them. It usually over powers the dish, even when used in small quantities...
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Toddy Vinegar

Description It is similar to other fermented vinegars such as apple cider and balsamic vinegars. It is cloudy with a very pungent acidic taste and a hint of yeast. Usage It works very well in soups, salad dressings, dips. It can be used for dipping grilled meats, specially grilled pork and chicken or beef steaks...
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Thyme

Description It is a delicate looking herb with a penetrating fragrance. Usage It is a wonderful addition to bean, egg and vegetable dishes. It is also used to season stock, stews and soups. Health benefits It is helpful during coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion. Some of the components in thyme also bring healing effects...
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Tangerine

Description Tangerines are bright orange coloured citrus fruits. They are botanically close to the mandarin orange. Tangerines are available in many different sizes, depending on where they are grown. Usage Like most other citrus fruits Tangerines are sweet and juicy. They can be used to make juice or be eaten raw. The juice can be...
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Tamarind Sauce

Description The base of any tamarind sauce is the pulp of the tamarind fruit, either as a paste, as a juice, or as a concentrate. Usage It is often used as a component of savory dishes or as a pickling agent. It can be added to any curry. It gives a deep complex sourness to...
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Sun-dried Tomatoes

Description Sun-dried tomatoes, as their name suggest are nothing but tomatoes which have been dried. Typically ripe tomatoes are placed in the sun to remove all their moisture content. Plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes are usually used. Once dried they shrink to almost one tenth their size and their flavour and nutritional value is intensified...
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